Posted by Jacques Pochoy on January 01, 2002 at 14:07:21:
In Reply to: Re: Photography... posted by Simple Simon on January 01, 2002 at 13:40:21:
Well, due to my very old age..(:-) ) I've tried most cameras on the marketplace.
From the 6X9 small folding through the 6X6 reflex type and the M6 Leica to the latest Nikon top level model....
To end with a very manual FM2, small enough, sturdy, still working in minus 25° environment, or +40° (Around Patna..:-)), etc...
With the pleasure of doing the settings myself (aperture and speed and focus) wich allows me to buy second hand lenses (manual focus) that nobody wants anymore at a very cheap price..:-)
Strolling around with a F4 or F5 at the end of one's arm is a bodybuilder thing... And a 6X6 with all the magazines and lenses is quite heavy in a backpack in a high altitude trekking path.
The famed M6 is quite nice and handy but needs 3 hands to reload it quickly (but in India it may not be a problem...:-)) and quite limited in lenses specially if you need to reproduce models or drawings...
I wonder how those new electronic jewels endure monsoon...?
Well all that is not so "out of topic" in architecture, because, in France at least we must produce photos in our building permit along with the plans.. So it has become a sort of notebook for most architects...:-)